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Showing posts with label DTI. Show all posts

Monday, January 4, 2021

DTI to Slap "Safeguard Tariff" on Imported Cars, Light Commercial Vehicles

Despite Philippine automakers being vehemently against it, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is moving ahead to slap “safeguard tariffs” on all imported passenger cars and light commercial vehicles, including pickup trucks.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Malls, Shopping Centers to Limit Entrance, Establish Strict Protocols Against COVID-19

After issuing health and safety guidelines for workplaces, the Department of Trade and Industry has now done the same for malls and shopping centers—places which are now allowed to operate under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) protocols.

Saturday, April 25, 2020

DTI to Auto Dealers in ECQ Areas: Sorry, You're Not Allowed to Re-Open

Secretary Ramon Lopez of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has formally responded to the request by the Philippine Automotive Dealers Association (PADA). Unfortunately for PADA, the DTI is not allowing them to re-open.

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Auto Dealers Urge DTI to Allow Them to Re-Open

UPDATED: The DTI responds. See response below. (4/25).

The Philippine Automotive Dealers Association (PADA) has made an urgent appeal to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to allow them to re-open on a skeletal workforce basis by this week.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

DTI Allows Extended Retail Hours, Adds Pet Food and Hardware as Essential Goods

With the extension of the Enhanced Community Quarantine over Luzon until April 30, 2020, there’s a bit of good news: extended retail hours for essential goods and services.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

DTI May Impose Safeguard Measures Against CBU Vehicles

The sudden announcement of Honda Cars Philippines’s decision to shutter its local assembly effective March of this year underscores the frailty of the Philippine automotive industry; so much so that a worker’s group, made of employees from various automakers, has petitioned the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to reconsider the country’s position under the ASEAN Free Trade Agreement or AFTA.